Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know when you found out about this?
Letter received by my partner who is still living (alone) at the address
Alex Watts : When was that?
15 April 2014. He is paying by direct debit Council Tax payments for the period as a single occupant for the period Apr 2014 - Mar 2015
Alex Watts : So you found out about the liability order in April 2014?
Liability order arrived in late November 2014
Enforcement notice arrived 2 weeks later
Alex Watts : Ok so you found out recently.
Alex Watts : How did you get this, was it to a new address? Did you ever get the summons?
When my partner received the letter addressed to us both at the address in Haringey, he informed me and brought the letter with him when he came to his mother's home on Christmas Eve for the holidays. I, personally, have not received any notification, even though they have now obviously accepted that I am non-resident in Haringey and were given my contact details in Dorset.
Alex Watts : Ok, you need to go to court and make a statutory declaration.
Alex Watts : This is where you swear on oath you had no knowledge of the proceedings of summons.
Alex Watts : If granted then any liability order is set aside.
Alex Watts : You can explain to the court why you don't owe it and why you didn't get any summons,
Alex Watts : You promise on oath you didn't know about it and the matter is set aside.
Alex Watts : But if you are later found you knew about proceedings and lied to the court you face a serious offence.
Alex Watts : So make a statutory declaration and the matter will be set aside.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I have a appointment with a local solicitor tomorrow regarding this; but can I ask about the fact that a Magistrate's Court judgement was take out against me for a property where I did not reside and as such this will no doubt affect my credit rating
Alex Watts : No.
Alex Watts : it won't show.
Alex Watts : Its not a ccj so won't be on your credit file.
Alex Watts : Does that help?
Has helped put my mind more at ease, although even though Haringey have been told that we are seeking legal advice have refused to suspend any visit by balliffs
Alex Watts : Ok good,
Alex Watts : can I clarify anything else for you?
Alex Watts : Great, can I ask you to rate my answer before you go today, the button should be at the bottom of the screen,